While, Boulder Valley School District Policy KI-R - Visitor Management Procedures requires all employees to wear their IDs at all times and for visitors to be clearly identified, students have traditionally been encouraged, but not required, to visibly wear their ID badges. This year, Boulder High School decided to go a step further.
BVSD is committed to keeping our school communities safe. We know that before learning is possible, our students and staff must feel safe and supported.
There is nothing more important that the safety of our children, so, in the Boulder Valley School District it is a top priority.
We have built a layered approach to safety and security. Working closely with our partners in law enforcement, we have implemented best practices.
Thanks to our generous community, BVSD's buildings are not only beautiful, but they have been carefully designed to protect students and staff. Through bond-funded projects, every school now has critical infrastructure like secure vestibules and security cameras that keep everyone safe.
Understanding that providing students with the social-emotional support they need every day, as well as spotting concerning behavior early can help to avoid bigger issues later on, BVSD has invested in the mental health of our students, including ensuring every school, including elementary schools, have counselors, as well as adding mental health advocates.
The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) was recently awarded $832,150 from the Colorado 2023 School Access for Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. The grant amount will fund the installation of technology to boost signals for two-way radio communications as well as the purchase of two-way radios for members of the Safety, Security and Emergency Services team.
New Lockdown and Secure activation buttons installed in schools this summer, are designed to be easier for staff to see and activate when needed and reduce accidental triggers. Together with the buttons, new pre-recorded audio plays during the event and provides clear instructions on necessary actions.